From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22 is a cartoon written by Chris Magalhaes (along with DuckTales 2017's normal team of writers) and directed by Tanner Johnson. It features Huey, Dewey, and Louie Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Bentina Beakley, Johnny and Randy, and, in their debut, Black Heron, the Troub-Bubble, the Robot Guards, and the series' version of the Gummi Bears, Ludwig von Drake, F.O.W.L. and S.H.U.S.H.. A unicorn captured by Scrooge is also mentioned.
Scrooge and Beakley's history as agents of S.H.U.S.H. and unlikely partners comes to light after Beakley is abducted by their old nemesis, Black Heron. With the boys absorbed in an Ottoman Empire marathon and Donald locked in the pantry, it falls to Webby to help Scrooge retrace his and Beakley's steps from years ago in order to save her and stop the agent of F.O.W.L. before it's too late...
Behind the scenes
From the Confidential Casefiles of the Agent 22, the 17th episode of DuckTales 2017, was released on the 7th of July, 2018.
The film contains numerous allusions to 1960's spy fiction. For instance, the younger Scrooge McDuck's costume resembles John Steed, the Troub-Bubble is based on Rover from The Prisoner, and Black Heron's appearance and lair are akin to a James Bond villain. Dominic Lewis's score for the episode pastiches John Barry's famous James Bond scores.
According to Francisco Angones, Confidential Casefiles shares a direct story connection with the previous episode, Day of the Only Child: Black Heron's suspiciously successful entry into McDuck Manor was enabled by the fact that Scrooge's security drone was still disabled from the damage Webby dealt to it in Only Child.